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Group members are taught the essentials of mindfulness and how the process relates to their feelings. The technique teaches them to be aware of what they are feeling in the moment, which allows for a deepening of the way they relate to their thoughts and patterns. Unwanted patterns of relating and behaving discovered during the sessions can then be shifted. Using both avenues of psychology and mindfulness allows patterns to shift more rapidly as cognitive work helps people to understand the issue with their mind and mindfulness training gives the body’s neurotransmitters a chance to run a new course. The focus will be on learning mindfulness through experiential practices, creating a practice at home, and learning how to incorporate the practice into creating healthy choices and patterns. Celeste Ballard, LCPC, LMT is a local Woodstock counselor who combines the best of Cognitive Therapies with Mindfulness and Body-Centered Therapies to create more happiness and peace in your life. She is the owner of Within Holistic Counseling ( http://www.chicagoholisticcounseling.com ), which has offices in Woodstock and Chicago. She works with the philosophy that events impact us physically, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. She has been a Therapist for 19 years and has had a meditation practice for over 13 years.

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Love Between Equals; Relationship as a Spiritual Path Training

800 Roosevelt Rd

$875.00

Become nationally certified Dialogue Therapist in the newly revised Dialogue Therapy model, a structured, time-limited method that draws on psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and psychodrama. Dialogue Therapy can be applied with couples in conflict, as well as with any other dyadic relationships in conflict. This innovative model also can be used to defuse and resolve social or cultural conflicts between equals, in which the ideals of mutuality and reciprocity offer special challenges. Why this model? I have been in the field of counseling for 25 years and have always done intensive personal work and professional training because I have a great respect for the impact that depth work can have on people. When continuing education time comes up, I am always hopeful to find a new way to do my work that has that depth, and I usually walk away feeling disappointed that the majority of presenters focus on more surface aspects. This year I was elated to hear Polly Young-Eisendrath present at the Freud meets Buddha conference in Chicago. I found her to be a seasoned therapist that has found a way for people to communicate and connect on a deeper level which can transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. Her work draws on her experience of 30 years as a Dialogue Therapist and Jungian psychoanalyst. Polly is also a Mindfulness teacher and has been a practitioner of Buddhism since 1971. After hearing her speak, I knew that I wanted to bring her to the Chicago area to train those who are also interested in something more than what is out there. I hope that you will join us in this valuable training. Celeste Ballard, LCPC, CMT Within Holistic Counseling ​ Dr. Young-Eisendrath speaks directly about the ways in which loving well can heal individuals, as well as families, by valuing our differences as a means to greater intimacy. She believes that the greatest challenges today come from our desire for equality, mutuality, and witnessing in our close relationships. Effective psychotherapy with couples allows for the development of a mindful space in which individuals learn to speak for themselves and to listen and respond to each other with tolerance and curiosity. Too many people unnecessarily lose precious relationships because they do not have the skills of dialogue and witnessing. These skills support the individuals’ subjectivity in claiming their own experience of the relationship as well as taking responsibility for their contributions to the relationship dynamics. When we understand our relationships as spiritual practice, we understand that we are challenging each other in ways that can promote self-understanding and mutual growth. It is within this space of truthful conversation with ourselves and others that rupture and repair operate. This has been Dr. Youn-Eisendraths life work. Taught by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. with Sarah Brodie, MA, RP Chicago/Midwest Sessions of Dialogue Therapy Training 800 Roosevelt Road • Building A, Suite 111 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Session 1: November 7 - 10, 2019 Session 2: January 30 - February 2, 2020 Session 3: April 2 - 5, 2020 Session 4: May 14 - 17,[masked] Continuing Education Credits Registration: $875 per session/$3500 total Registrants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. Early registration discount is available before October 7, 2019. Follow the links below for more information and registration and for a full curriculum. https://www.chicagoholisticcounseling.com/dialogue-therapy-workshop https://young-eisendrath.com/foundations-in-dialogue-therapy-chicago ​ ​ ​

Love Between Equals; Relationship as a Spiritual Path Training

800 Roosevelt Rd

$875.00

Become nationally certified Dialogue Therapist in the newly revised Dialogue Therapy model, a structured, time-limited method that draws on psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and psychodrama. Dialogue Therapy can be applied with couples in conflict, as well as with any other dyadic relationships in conflict. This innovative model also can be used to defuse and resolve social or cultural conflicts between equals, in which the ideals of mutuality and reciprocity offer special challenges. Why this model? I have been in the field of counseling for 25 years and have always done intensive personal work and professional training because I have a great respect for the impact that depth work can have on people. When continuing education time comes up, I am always hopeful to find a new way to do my work that has that depth, and I usually walk away feeling disappointed that the majority of presenters focus on more surface aspects. This year I was elated to hear Polly Young-Eisendrath present at the Freud meets Buddha conference in Chicago. I found her to be a seasoned therapist that has found a way for people to communicate and connect on a deeper level which can transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. Her work draws on her experience of 30 years as a Dialogue Therapist and Jungian psychoanalyst. Polly is also a Mindfulness teacher and has been a practitioner of Buddhism since 1971. After hearing her speak, I knew that I wanted to bring her to the Chicago area to train those who are also interested in something more than what is out there. I hope that you will join us in this valuable training. Celeste Ballard, LCPC, CMT Within Holistic Counseling ​ Dr. Young-Eisendrath speaks directly about the ways in which loving well can heal individuals, as well as families, by valuing our differences as a means to greater intimacy. She believes that the greatest challenges today come from our desire for equality, mutuality, and witnessing in our close relationships. Effective psychotherapy with couples allows for the development of a mindful space in which individuals learn to speak for themselves and to listen and respond to each other with tolerance and curiosity. Too many people unnecessarily lose precious relationships because they do not have the skills of dialogue and witnessing. These skills support the individuals’ subjectivity in claiming their own experience of the relationship as well as taking responsibility for their contributions to the relationship dynamics. When we understand our relationships as spiritual practice, we understand that we are challenging each other in ways that can promote self-understanding and mutual growth. It is within this space of truthful conversation with ourselves and others that rupture and repair operate. This has been Dr. Youn-Eisendraths life work. Taught by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. with Sarah Brodie, MA, RP Chicago/Midwest Sessions of Dialogue Therapy Training 800 Roosevelt Road • Building A, Suite 111 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Session 1: November 7 - 10, 2019 Session 2: January 30 - February 2, 2020 Session 3: April 2 - 5, 2020 Session 4: May 14 - 17,[masked] Continuing Education Credits Registration: $875 per session/$3500 total Registrants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. Early registration discount is available before October 7, 2019. Follow the links below for more information and registration and for a full curriculum. https://www.chicagoholisticcounseling.com/dialogue-therapy-workshop https://young-eisendrath.com/foundations-in-dialogue-therapy-chicago ​ ​ ​

Love Between Equals; Relationship as a Spiritual Path Training

800 Roosevelt Rd

$875.00

Become nationally certified Dialogue Therapist in the newly revised Dialogue Therapy model, a structured, time-limited method that draws on psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and psychodrama. Dialogue Therapy can be applied with couples in conflict, as well as with any other dyadic relationships in conflict. This innovative model also can be used to defuse and resolve social or cultural conflicts between equals, in which the ideals of mutuality and reciprocity offer special challenges. Why this model? I have been in the field of counseling for 25 years and have always done intensive personal work and professional training because I have a great respect for the impact that depth work can have on people. When continuing education time comes up, I am always hopeful to find a new way to do my work that has that depth, and I usually walk away feeling disappointed that the majority of presenters focus on more surface aspects. This year I was elated to hear Polly Young-Eisendrath present at the Freud meets Buddha conference in Chicago. I found her to be a seasoned therapist that has found a way for people to communicate and connect on a deeper level which can transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. Her work draws on her experience of 30 years as a Dialogue Therapist and Jungian psychoanalyst. Polly is also a Mindfulness teacher and has been a practitioner of Buddhism since 1971. After hearing her speak, I knew that I wanted to bring her to the Chicago area to train those who are also interested in something more than what is out there. I hope that you will join us in this valuable training. Celeste Ballard, LCPC, CMT Within Holistic Counseling ​ Dr. Young-Eisendrath speaks directly about the ways in which loving well can heal individuals, as well as families, by valuing our differences as a means to greater intimacy. She believes that the greatest challenges today come from our desire for equality, mutuality, and witnessing in our close relationships. Effective psychotherapy with couples allows for the development of a mindful space in which individuals learn to speak for themselves and to listen and respond to each other with tolerance and curiosity. Too many people unnecessarily lose precious relationships because they do not have the skills of dialogue and witnessing. These skills support the individuals’ subjectivity in claiming their own experience of the relationship as well as taking responsibility for their contributions to the relationship dynamics. When we understand our relationships as spiritual practice, we understand that we are challenging each other in ways that can promote self-understanding and mutual growth. It is within this space of truthful conversation with ourselves and others that rupture and repair operate. This has been Dr. Youn-Eisendraths life work. Taught by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. with Sarah Brodie, MA, RP Chicago/Midwest Sessions of Dialogue Therapy Training 800 Roosevelt Road • Building A, Suite 111 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Session 1: November 7 - 10, 2019 Session 2: January 30 - February 2, 2020 Session 3: April 2 - 5, 2020 Session 4: May 14 - 17,[masked] Continuing Education Credits Registration: $875 per session/$3500 total Registrants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. Early registration discount is available before October 7, 2019. Follow the links below for more information and registration and for a full curriculum. https://www.chicagoholisticcounseling.com/dialogue-therapy-workshop https://young-eisendrath.com/foundations-in-dialogue-therapy-chicago ​ ​ ​

Love Between Equals; Relationship as a Spiritual Path Training

800 Roosevelt Rd

$875.00

Become nationally certified Dialogue Therapist in the newly revised Dialogue Therapy model, a structured, time-limited method that draws on psychoanalysis, mindfulness, and psychodrama. Dialogue Therapy can be applied with couples in conflict, as well as with any other dyadic relationships in conflict. This innovative model also can be used to defuse and resolve social or cultural conflicts between equals, in which the ideals of mutuality and reciprocity offer special challenges. Why this model? I have been in the field of counseling for 25 years and have always done intensive personal work and professional training because I have a great respect for the impact that depth work can have on people. When continuing education time comes up, I am always hopeful to find a new way to do my work that has that depth, and I usually walk away feeling disappointed that the majority of presenters focus on more surface aspects. This year I was elated to hear Polly Young-Eisendrath present at the Freud meets Buddha conference in Chicago. I found her to be a seasoned therapist that has found a way for people to communicate and connect on a deeper level which can transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. Her work draws on her experience of 30 years as a Dialogue Therapist and Jungian psychoanalyst. Polly is also a Mindfulness teacher and has been a practitioner of Buddhism since 1971. After hearing her speak, I knew that I wanted to bring her to the Chicago area to train those who are also interested in something more than what is out there. I hope that you will join us in this valuable training. Celeste Ballard, LCPC, CMT Within Holistic Counseling ​ Dr. Young-Eisendrath speaks directly about the ways in which loving well can heal individuals, as well as families, by valuing our differences as a means to greater intimacy. She believes that the greatest challenges today come from our desire for equality, mutuality, and witnessing in our close relationships. Effective psychotherapy with couples allows for the development of a mindful space in which individuals learn to speak for themselves and to listen and respond to each other with tolerance and curiosity. Too many people unnecessarily lose precious relationships because they do not have the skills of dialogue and witnessing. These skills support the individuals’ subjectivity in claiming their own experience of the relationship as well as taking responsibility for their contributions to the relationship dynamics. When we understand our relationships as spiritual practice, we understand that we are challenging each other in ways that can promote self-understanding and mutual growth. It is within this space of truthful conversation with ourselves and others that rupture and repair operate. This has been Dr. Youn-Eisendraths life work. Taught by Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. with Sarah Brodie, MA, RP Chicago/Midwest Sessions of Dialogue Therapy Training 800 Roosevelt Road • Building A, Suite 111 Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Session 1: November 7 - 10, 2019 Session 2: January 30 - February 2, 2020 Session 3: April 2 - 5, 2020 Session 4: May 14 - 17,[masked] Continuing Education Credits Registration: $875 per session/$3500 total Registrants are encouraged to attend all four sessions. Early registration discount is available before October 7, 2019. Follow the links below for more information and registration and for a full curriculum. https://www.chicagoholisticcounseling.com/dialogue-therapy-workshop https://young-eisendrath.com/foundations-in-dialogue-therapy-chicago ​ ​ ​

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